Brexit referendum

April 20, 2018 - 9:49 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A major European dairy cooperative says that currency swings caused by Brexit are among the reasons it has to cut costs by over 400 million euros ($495 million) over the next three years. Denmark-based Arla Foods, the maker of Lurpak butter, says "two unexpected...
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April 20, 2018 - 6:39 am
LONDON (AP) — The British pound is falling from post-Brexit highs after the Bank of England's governor tempered market expectations of another interest rate hike next month. In comments to the BBC on Thursday, Mark Carney noted some recent soft economic data, and reiterated that any interest rate...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May, left, attend the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday April 19, 2018. (Yui Mok/Pool via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 1:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth on Thursday, and backed her son Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former colonies. In a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, the queen said she hoped Charles would "carry on the...
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Prime Minster of India Narendra Modi is greeted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth during a private audience at Buckingham Palace, London, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 2:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — The flags of more than 50 nations are flying outside Buckingham Palace as Queen Elizabeth II prepares to welcome leaders from the Commonwealth, an international club with an eclectic membership, an identity problem and an uncertain future. The Commonwealth, an association of the U.K...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May shakes hands with Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India during a bilateral meeting at 10 Downing Street in London, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)
April 18, 2018 - 7:39 am
LONDON (AP) — After decades of sidelining the Commonwealth as a relic of their imperial past, many in Britain are now promoting the group of ex-colonies as a ready-made market for what they hope to be the country's buccaneering global business spirit after the exit from the European Union. It's...
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April 18, 2018 - 6:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain unexpectedly fell in March, official figures showed Wednesday, suggesting that the Brexit vote's boost to prices is running its course and raising questions in financial markets as to whether the Bank of England will raise interest rates again this month. The...
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April 17, 2018 - 6:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Average wages in Britain are rising faster than prices for the first time in about a year, official figures showed Tuesday, a development that will likely fuel expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates again next month. The Office for National Statistics says...
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English artist Tracey Emin poses after officially unveiling her 20-metre-long neon text installation entitled, I Want My Time With You, at St Pancras International train station in London, Tuesday April 10, 2018. Contemporary and sometimes controversial artist, Emin is known for her autobiographical and confessional artworks. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
April 10, 2018 - 11:47 am
LONDON (AP) — Artist Tracey Emin is addressing Brexit with her latest public artwork, suspended from the ceiling of London's St. Pancras Station. The 20-meter (65-foot) neon-pink message reading "I want my time with you" was unveiled Tuesday at the station, terminus for Eurostar trains between...
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Former Prime Minister Tony Blair stands during an interview about the Good Friday agreement on the eve of its 20th anniversary, in London, Monday, April 9, 2018. The agreement known as the Good Friday Agreement, was signed by Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern and British Prime Minister Tony Blair on April 10, 1998 and brought together Catholic nationalists and Protestant unionists in a government for Northern Ireland's Catholics and Protestants. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
April 10, 2018 - 6:47 am
LONDON (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair were heading to Belfast Tuesday to mark the 20th anniversary of Northern Ireland's peace accord, as Brexit casts a shadow over the deal's future. Clinton and Blair are due to attend an event at Queen's...
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April 10, 2018 - 6:35 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) John W. Mackey, Boston University (THE CONVERSATION) In 1988, one of Northern Ireland’s most divisive Protestant politicians rose to his feet and shouted at Pope John Paul II, who was...
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